Well that didn't take long. Ad Week found the site and reached out to do a story about it, which you can read here.
Currently working on two different projects, one has to stay hidden for now, but I can give a sneak peak of the second. It's something that's been floating around in my head for the past few years. Finally got the encouragement from someone to mock it up even though it never sold through.
A few months ago I bought an iPad Pro. I liked the appeal of being able to draw directly onto a screen instead of via a Wacom tablet and monitor.
Over the past few months I started out just doing straight illustration, but I've always liked the idea of combining illustration with photos.
This is something I threw together tonight. It's a photo of my friend Greta that I took earlier in the month while I was in Atlanta.
It's nothing crazy, I figured I'd start small and work my way up to more advanced stuff. I want to get more conceptual too obviously. Anyway, thank you for taking a look.
During my unfortunately short tenure at Red Tettemer, I got to help out with some broadcast for a new client the agency won a few weeks after I started (TJ Maxx offshoot Sierra). The new campaign that sold through were these anthropomorphic squirrels who would comment on clothing and gear you could buy at the store.
We weren't given any products in particular to feature, so I browsed through their inventory until inspiration struck. It finally did while looking at their bathing suits. Suddenly I had a vision of a giant squirrel who's fur was shaved into the shape of a bikini. You can see for yourself below.
I was hoping I'd get to work more on this campaign, but due to client budgets and the layoff that won't be happening. So instead of getting it's own section in my portfolio, it gets to live here as a side show.
Back in 2016 one of the last projects I was working on at Saatchi was for a sales event. My partner at the time and I must have written over 100 spots because the brief kept changing. At some point after I left, they actually ended up making one of the scripts that had been killed. I had taken off the retail section of my site so I never featured it in my actual book, but this seems like a good place for something like this.
Earlier this year I bought an iPad Pro. The prospect of having a computer that I could draw directly on intrigued me for letting and illustration work. What I basically discovered was that I was super out-of-practice for hand illustration (as opposed to vector). As a result, I made a project for myself wherein I started illustrating different photos of my friends until I was back up to speed.
To keep this short, I did a bunch until I had regained some of my confidence. One in particular though really stood out to me, it was of my friend Greta. You can see it below.
A year and a half ago in an effort to modernize my portfolio I ditched the logo I'd been using since I was at Creative Circus. I went with something that was typography driven, but decided I missed having a mark I could truly own. A few months ago I started working on some explorations of what my new mark could be. I came up with the following 10 options.
So I make a lot of random things, and sometimes I have a lot of random thoughts. Figured this might be a good place to post odds and ends without having to commit to giving them a permanent place in my portfolio. Now that I'm freelance again, I'll have more free time then I was expecting so expect to see some new stuff soon-ish.